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  1. ^^ I second this. As a prior AF guy I can tell you that your quality of life will be way better. If you're dead set on rotary wing, I hear the coast guard has the second best chance of flying helos, second to the Army. However, any branch besides the Army gives you the benefit of CO AND the benefit of being a dedicated pilot. No other service uses WOs to fly their aircraft from what I understand. There's a reason the Army is hemorrhaging pilots from both the CO and WO sides. Quality of life, little flight time, additional duties, time away from family, undesirable duty stations, and so much mo
  2. I have heard rumors of people offering money to other students above them on OML to NOT select a specific aircraft, so that they can have it. It would be hard to do though since OML isn't available to the students until selection day so you are never really sure how many people are above you.
  3. Yeah, on every AF installation I've been on they do. I went to Ft. Dix TDY once, ate on the Army side of post, and left my tray behind when I walked away. Some Staff Sergeant started yelling at me saying, "They don't teach you to clean up after yourself in the Air Force?" and I said, "You don't have people for that?" Turns out they don't.
  4. I miss being an E-4 in the Air National Guard lol. The pay is better as a warrant, and flying is fun most of the time, but the Army is is really good at making everything suck even when it doesn't have to. There are little things that I didn't expect when I made the jump. For example, in the Air Guard I had never heard of someone sharing a hotel room when TDY. When I got to flight school and thrown into honors detachment, I was surprised to find out that to save money, the Army will put two people in each hotel room. Don't expect the Embassy Suites like you're probably used too either, you and
  5. I personally never had the desire to fly the Attack mission, and fixed wing just never appealed to me in the way rotary wing did. That pretty much narrowed my choices down to 60s or 47s. They both do similar missions, so why would one want 47s over 60s? To each their own really, but here was my thought process when I went to selection. Take it for what it's worth. If I would have selected 60s I could have been sent to a MEDEVAC company, Air Assault company, VIP movement, General Support, etc... The main point being that I would primarily fly one specific mission while in that unit. I head st
  6. I went through WOCS with a guy who turned 19 right before graduation. He was certainly not bottom of his class, really smart guy. He was pretty quiet and I would have never guessed he was as young as he was. If you're going in young, just try to listen twice as much as you speak and do what you think is best. Observe the mistakes and accomplishments of others and learn from them. When I went through I was on the younger side as well at 22. Ironically the people that created the biggest headaches in my class were a select few older and inflexible prior NCOs who wanted to be in charge of everyth
  7. Ah I see. I misunderstood. I thought you were trying to get into the AD Army street to seat from the Air Guard. The Utah Army Guard also refused to take me street to seat when I talked to a recruiter. I was also told to enlist first into a flight MOS and apply from within. Because of that, I decided to go Active Duty instead to get a guaranteed flight slot.
  8. I'm no expert in essays or formatting, but overall I thought it was well written. It can be difficult to write about yourself in a way that puts you on a pedestal, but you highlighted your strengths well without sounding pompous. One line that I would change if it was my essay is this: Warrant Officers are in a unique leadership role as middle ground between officer and soldier. I would say that warrants are a middle ground between commissioned officers and enlisted in their duties, sure. However, every officer, warrant, and enlisted person in the Army is a soldier. Nobody should be a midd
  9. I was AF ANG as well, went street to seat in 2014 in Utah. Although I had to go to BCT, my initial enlistment paperwork from my recruiter clearly stated that my MOS was 09W. If I remember correctly I also had WOCS dates at the same time I received BCT dates. I've never heard that different states did it differently. I thought that if you were applying for AD Army that is was the same in all 50 states. I could be wrong, maybe I just was lucky enough to be in a good state for street to seat, but I've never heard of it being different between states for AD. PM me if there's anything you think I m
  10. I have no idea how competitive it is, but I've heard they stay pretty full. I looked into it when I first got to Rucker since my wife wasn't coming down for a few more months, but it was an ass pain and I wanted to start getting settled into a house so I didn't really pursue it.
  11. http://rucker.corviasmilitaryliving.com/contact-us Contact the Ft Rucker housing leasing office and they should have all the answers for you for geographic bachelor housing. If I remember correctly, since there are limited slots available you will need a memo explaining why you need geographic bachelor housing over the next guy. I also think you have to "re apply" every 60 or 90 days. Anyway, contact the Corvias leasing office and they should be able to help you out.
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